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The University of Southampton

Professor Jim Best

Professor Jim Best will be a Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton from 2014 - 2017.

Visiting Fellow and Host

Fellow: Professor Jim Best, Department of Geology, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Host: Professor Stephen Darby, Geography & the Environment

Professor Mark Spearing with Visiting Fellow Professor Jim Best
Provost Professor Mark Spearing welcomes Professor Jim Best

Aims of the collaboration

To build on collaboration between research groups at Southampton and Illinois in particular:

Fellowship activities in 2014

Joint fieldwork in Cambodia, October - November 2014

Fellowship activities in 2015

First Fellowship visit to Southampton, January 2015; joint project meeting to discuss fieldwork results

Further collaborative fieldwork in Cambodia.

Second visit to Southampton, May - June 2015:  Public lecture:  Big Rivers: Dilemmas of the Past, Present and Future

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